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FXUS64 KLCH 200041
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
741 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

.UPDATE...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST
TONIGHT. THIS WILL MAKE FOR NEARLY CALM WINDS AND FAIR SKIES. MADE
ONLY A MINOR TWEAK LOWER ON TEMPS. COULD BE A FEW SHALLOW FOG
PATCHES BUT NOT ENOUGH TO MENTION IN THE FORECAST. GRIDS ALRADY UPDATED.
SHOULD BE A MIGHTY FINE SUNRISE FOR EASTER.

SWEENEY

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 630 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014/

AVIATION...
WHAT FEW CLOUDS OUT THERE THIS EVE WILL BE GONE IN THE NEXT HOUR.
OTHERWISE... VFR WEATHER TO HOLD THROUGH MIDNIGHT WITH A BIT OF
FOG TO DEVELOP TOWARDS SUNRISE.

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PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 222 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014/

DISCUSSION...
SFC ANALYSIS SHOWS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING S ACROSS THE MS
VALLEY...BEHIND THE WEAKENING SFC LOW OVER FL/GA. THE RESULT...MOSTLY
SUNNY OVER C AND SC LA...WITH A FIELD OF CUMULUS OVER W LA & SE TX
FROM THE RIDGE AXIS WESTWARD. TEMPS IN THE MID/UPPER 70S...WITH
DEWPTS IN THE 50S.

HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SFC AND ALOFT WILL HOLD FOR THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS. THUS...EXPECT THE PLEASANT WEATHER TO CONTINUE WITH NO
SIGNIFICANT PRECIP EXPECTED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS EASTER
WEEKEND. ONLY SLOWLY MODERATING TEMPS...MAINLY MID/UPPER 50S FOR
LOWS TONIGHT AND UPPER 70S/LOWER 80S FOR HIGHS EASTER SUN.

THE MIDWEST TROF DIGGING FURTHER SOUTH MON & TUE SHOULD ALLOW FOR
A WEAK FRONT TO MOVE THRU THE REGION MON NIGHT INTO TUE WHICH
COULD SCURRY UP ISO TO SCT SHRA/TSRA. HOWEVER...THIS FRONT EXPECTED
TO WASH OUT EITHER ALONG THE I-10 CORRIDOR OR THE COAST WITH NO
COOLING TEMPS BEHIND IT. SO...LOWS IN THE LOWER/MID 60S AND HIGHS
NEAR 80/LOWER 80S LIKELY TO CONTINUE FOR MOST OF NEXT WEEK.
ANOTHER WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MAY GENERATE ISO SHRA/TSRA BY
NEXT FRI...THUS LEFT INHERITED 20% FOR THIS PERIOD.

DML

MARINE...
LIGHT WINDS AND LOW SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF EASTER WEEKEND INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK. A WEAK FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING...WITH
THE FRONT EXPECTED TO WASH OUT ALONG THE COAST. AN INCREASING
PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL BRING AN INCREASED ONSHORE FLOW BY
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  56  79  60  79  61 /   0   0  10  20  20
KBPT  57  79  60  79  62 /   0   0  10  20  20
KAEX  54  80  58  81  60 /   0   0  10  20  30
KLFT  55  81  59  81  60 /   0   0  10  20  20

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
TX...NONE.
GM...NONE.
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